The businesses are entitled to claim €600 (£520) for each month closed and can apply for subsidised bank loans, repayable after two years. But payment of taxes owed during the lockdown has merely been postponed, and business owners still have to pay rent and bills. Staff have been furloughed but many are yet to receive their unemployment benefit. … [Read more...] about Can Europe’s restaurants survive the coronavirus lockdown?
Padam boutique hotel restaurant
K.L. Kumar, president of Madurai District Hotels Association and owner of Temple City chain of hotels and restaurants, says that with more relaxations, it is imperative to ensure that the restaurant timings are extended and travelling without e-passes is allowed. “For a restaurant like mine, which is perched on a highway, it is essential for people travelling in cars to stop by for a meal. That is the only way to stay afloat,” he says. … [Read more...] about Madurai’s restaurants barely see any customers despite lockdown relaxation
The Costa del Sol is also facing a wipe-out season whilst the quarantine remains in force but Tenerife is still pressing for a reversal as the high season in the Canaries begins traditionally in October "so there is still time left", according to the island's government. … [Read more...] about Majorca hotels close for the rest of summer due to UK quarantine
“Greece is continuously monitoring epidemiological data, in collaboration with experts and European and international organizations,” government spokesman Stelios Petsas said. “We will receive visitors from countries that are improving in their infection curve and remain vigilant in the event of any deterioration.” … [Read more...] about Greece lifts its lockdown on hotels, pools, golf courses
The new measures have been modelled on the island of Poros near Athens, where masks must be worn at all times and entertainment venues, including bars and restaurants, close by 11pm, after a surge in cases was reported. … [Read more...] about Greek islands get midnight curfew for restaurants and bars as coronavirus cases rise